FAQ
1. Why don't I see the applet?
2. What version of JVM should I use?
3. When I register a sw3d account, am I automatically registered to the forum?
4. I'm not able to construct walking 3D models. Why?
5. How can I add in the forum a link to a model of mine?
6. The "heavy load" option doesn't work. Why?
7. What the "Springs World Fauna" is?
8. How can I submit a model of mine to the "Springs World Fauna"?
9. Why do the models I submitted to the "Springs World Fauna" not appear in the Fauna web page among models by other users?
10. Does the link to a model of mine in the Fauna still work if I delete the model in my account?
11. I have problems in saving models. The applet freezes when I try to save my models and I always lose my work. How can I solve the problem?
12. I found a bug in the applet. How can I report this bug?
Since the sw3d's site is starting in these days, I still have not any statistics of frequently asked questions. I'll update this section in the next weeks.

1. Why don't I see the applet?

The applet is a Java program that needs a computer with a JVM (Java Virtual Machine) installed. Before to play with sw3d you should be sure that a JVM is installed in your system.
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2. What version of JVM should I use?

I tried just the following configurations getting good results (sw3d runs smoothly):
  • Microsoft Windows 95/98/ME/2000 with IE 5.5 and Microsoft JVM
  • Microsoft Windows 95/98/ME/2000 with IE 5.5 and Sun JVM v1.4.2_08 (earlier versions make the applet slow)
  • Microsoft Windows XP with IE 6.0 and Sun JVM v1.4.2_08
  • Microsoft Windows XP with IE 6.0 and Sun JVM v1.5
  • Microsoft Windows XP with Firefox 1.0.4 and Sun JVM v1.4.2 (courtesy of simay)
  • Microsoft Windows XP SP2 with Firefox 1.0.4 and Sun Java JVM 1.5.0 (courtesy of StefW)

I don't know how the applet works with different Platforms and/or different Browsers and/or different JVMs so, if you tried successfully sw3d with other configurations, please contact me so I'll add your configuration here. Thank you
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3. When I register a sw3d account, am I automatically registered to the forum?

No! When you register a sw3d's account you are not automatically registered to the forum. If you want to take part to the sw3d forum discussions you'll have to register also to the forum. You are obviously free to choose use your nickname as you like nevertheless I advise you to use in the forum the same nickname you used to register the sw3d's account.
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4. I'm not able to construct walking 3D models. Why?

No problems. To construct 3D models it isn't so easy. You just need a bit of patience and practice. Maybe you could have benefit starting in 2D construction with sodaconstructor.
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5. How can I add in the forum a link to a model of mine?

You have just to type the following row:

http://www.sw3d.net/display.php?model=autor+name

It is important to say that using sw3d it is possible to choose names with blank spaces inside so, in this case, you'll have to substitute the blank spaces with the type "~" (ALT+126). For example to link the model "Robotic Spider" in the Jeckyll's account, you'll have to write:

http://www.sw3d.net/display.php?model=Jeckyll+Robotic~Spider
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6. The "heavy load" option doesn't work. Why?

The "heavy load" option is automatically deactivated when the amount of data in a single account exceeds a fixed limit of bytes. This adjustment is necessary since the server that hosts sw3d.net allows just a limited amount of traffic per week. If this amount of traffic is exceeded the sw3d.net site could have some connection problem. Moreover, in case of server problems, The "heavy load" option will be stopped for all the accounts until the problems will be solved.
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7. What the "Springs World Fauna" is?

The "Springs World Fauna" is the collection of the best models made by sw3d users.
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8. How can I submit a model of mine to the "Springs World Fauna"?

From the "File panel" there is the button submit selected to fauna that allow you to submit a model of yours in a very simple way.
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9. Why do the models I submitted to the "Springs World Fauna" not appear in the Fauna web page among models by other users?

When you submit a model of yours to the Fauna it isn't automatically posted. A model, before to be published, has to be approved by the Fauna keeper.
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10. Does the link to a model of mine in the Fauna still work if I delete the model in my account?

Yes, it does. When a model is added to the Fauna, an automatic procedure makes the model's thumbnail and then copies the model in a special account.
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11. I have problems in saving models. The applet freezes when I try to save my models and I always lose my work. How can I solve the problem?

It seems that this problem is due to a conflict of different JVMs simultaneously installed on a computer. The solution is very simple. It is enough to turn "off" via Browser all the JVMs with the only exception of the JVM that works with sw3d, and then restart the computer.
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12. I found a bug in the applet. How can I report this bug?

You can post it in the apposite section of the forum here.
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